Question, crossfading parts/tracks


#1

Hi, new to octatrack but I am really absolutely enjoying it! My question is, how do I use the crossfader to fade between parts? Reason I am asking is because Im trying to cut between breaks, so the idea is to cut from break a to break b…I was thinking it could also be done with crossfading between tracks as well? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


#2

That doesn’t work. The crossfader is for fading between different parameter setting and fx.


#3

Thanks, so is there any way to crossfade between different samples?


#4

Actually not. But I think there are some workarounds. For example put 2 samples on 2 tracks. For one track assign scene A to vol (set to 0). For the other track assign Scene B to vol (set to 0).


#5

Nice idea, thanks Transference. Gonna give this a go later, sounds like it might do the trick!


#6

Definitely yes if you use slices with different samples. Example : 16 steps pattern, 64 steps sample, 4 slices of 4 loops, 16 steps each, change them with the crossfader.
Next level : create offsets in sliced drumkits, changing all drums with the crossfader.

Next level (those need complicated sample preparation / midi processing in my case)
@wascal Megabreak of doom


My cheap video with a midi processor trick (changing scenes depending on crossfader position)